Daboecia; Daphne; Deutzia; Decaisnea; Darwinia; Dendromecon; Desfontainia; Dracaena:
Daphnes are the favourites in this group of shrub listings. Midwinter fragrance that would cost a fortune if out of a small bottle!
Daboecia - Heather: - One of the 'Heathers' family of dwarf shrubs, the Doboecias are mainly spring - summer flowering, with a more defined flower. The small bells hand pendantly and less grouped than the Ericas.
Dais: - Non hardy evergreen, with pink flowers.
Daisy Bush - Olearia: - See Olearia
Daphne: - Invaluable winter flowering shrubs with sweetly scented flowers. Many evergreen and deciduous type to choose from.
Darwinia: - Showy relative of the Heathers, evergreen and densely flowered. frost tender.
Davidia – Handkerchief Tree – Dove tree: - More of a
small tree (getting larger), yet often planted with shrubs. Handkerchief
like bracts hang ghost-like from the branches.
Decaisnea: - The purple bean-like fruits are the main attraction of this largish shrub. Fully hardy
Dendromecon – Tree Poppy: - Not red poppy
flower as you would expect from its common name, but yello. Nonetheless
striking. Said to be frost hardy, but ought to have protected position.
Desfontainia: - Foliage akin to small holly leaves, with bright orange tubular flowers. Frost hardy, but prefers a sheltered position. Well worth growing.
Desmodium: - The flowers are pea-like and normally
pink or violet. Attractive foliage and quite hardy.
Diervilla - Bush Honeysuckle: - Thicket forming shrub with yellow flowers. Spreads with sucker growth.
Dipelta: - Fully hardy, peeling bark, attractive foliage and arching habit showing off the white splashed-orange flowers.
Disanthus: - Heart shaped leaves - not unlike the Cercis - turning a bright array of colors in the fall/autumn. Fully hardy.
Dombeya: - Non hardy, suited for warmer climates. Showy flowers - white, red, pink or yellow - depending upon your choice of shrub.
Dracaena – Dragon Tree: - Frost tender and suited to tropical climes. Lance-shaped foliage with many variations as to variegation and colour.
Drimys – Tasmannia: - Said to be hardy (!). An interesting group of evergreen shrubs with aromatic leaves and umbels of white flowers - normally fragrant.
Dutchman’s Pipe - Aristolchia: - See Aristolchia